Dec
17
2013

Simple things

I just finished the easiest, simplest project I’ve done in years. And I couldn’t have had more fun doing it. (Read More…)

Dec
13
2013

Jumping through hoops

Hundreds of things make running a small business difficult. I just spent nearly two hours dealing with one. (Read More…)

Dec
10
2013

Catching the fever

Ever want something for the shop but were content to wait, then something suddenly infects you with gotta-have-it-NOW fever? Yeah, me too. (Read More…)

Dec
06
2013

Combined efforts

For the first time in years, I’m using a published plan to make a project. Of course, the finished project will probably bear little resemblance to the original. (Read More…)

Dec
03
2013

Suddenly Santa

For many of you this is the busiest time of the year in your shops, but for the first time in recent memory I have no long list of holiday gifts to build. (Read More…)

Nov
22
2013

Oops

When you do some woodworking task “just a bit more” at a point when you innately know you should probably stop, you almost always end up being sorry. (Read More…)

Nov
20
2013

Mystery request

I got a request (I think) to make something that looks like something in a photo of something. I think it’s a cutting board, but I can’t be sure. (Read More…)

Nov
15
2013

But it was on sale

Like my wife in a shoe store, we woodworkers sometimes buy tools we don’t need. I admit my guilt in this, but this time it makes sense. No, really. (Read More…)

Nov
08
2013

Unpalatable

I hate throwing out perfectly good lumber, and rarely do. But for me, pallet lumber doesn’t fall into the “good” category. (Read More…)

Nov
05
2013

Put up or, well, you know…

It’s Election Day in a lot of places. Are you voting? If it’s already passed as you read this, did you vote? (Read More…)